Local new car sales up seven percent for first half
New auto sales for the first half of the year are up seven percent among dealers in the Eastern Maumee Bay area and 3.2 percent in Lucas County.
According to Autoview Online, a data management firm which compiles information from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the seven local dealers sold 1,893 new cars in the first half of the year, 124 more than for the same period last year.
The top selling models are: Ford Fusion, Ford Escape, Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500 and Chevy Equinox.
The seven local dealers are Baumann Chevy and Baumann Ford in Genoa; Dunn Chevy Buick and Mathews Ford in Oregon; Keller Chevrolet in Gibsonburg; Rouen Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge in Woodville and Tri-Motor Sales in Oak Harbor.
According to Lucas County Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter, new auto sales for the county are up 3.2 percent to 11,860 units.
Used car sales in the county are slightly down from 47,734 to 47,347, according to the clerk’s office.
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor two parties in August. The first is the Party in the Park also sponsored by the Oregon Economic Development Foundation Thursday, Aug. 1, 4:30 to 7 at Macomber Lodge in Pearson Park.
The networking event will feature door and raffle prizes, lite appetizers and beverages. RSVP to Sarah Beavers at
or Lindsay Myers at
The chamber is also co-hosting the Party in the Parking Lot, the annual “friend-raiser” for Cardinal Stritch and St. Kateri Catholic Academy Friday, August 16, 7 pm at the St. Kateri campus on Pickle Road. Music will be provided by Arctic Clam, a local rock cover band.
The right thing
Otterbein Portage Valley recently presented a donation to the Village of Bradner for its Bradner Day in the Park 2+2 Run & Walk to be held Saturday, July 20th. Todd Bierly, RN at Otterbein, is the race organizer.
Participants’ may choose to run a two mile race (one loop) or four miles (two loops) or participate as a relay team with each person running one loop (two miles).
The start and finish of the race will be at Bradner Park on Cherry Street. The adult race begins at 6:30 p.m. and the children’s race begins at 7:30 p.m. There are awards for several different categories of runners including age and gender. There is a discount for pre-registering for the race. Call Bierley at 419-287-4586.
GenoaBank will support Mercy Children’s Hospitals, through Children’s Miracle Network fundraising through an annual balloon campaign selling Children’s Miracle Network balloons at each of their five branches July 8-22.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time.
GenoaBank operates branch offices in Genoa, Elmore, Maumee, Millbury, Oregon, and Rossford.
Brad White has been named mortgage loan originator at GenoaBank. He will be based in the bank’s Genoa branch, but will be available to provide mortgage loan assistance at any of the bank’s other branches.
An Oregon resident, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Toledo; majoring in Finance with a Minor in Information Systems.
The Jay Jeffries Scholarship Golf Scramble sponsored by the United Steel Workers, Local 1-346, representing BP/Husky Refinery, Caraustar, Fiske Brothers and others will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. at Eagle’s Landing in Oregon. For sponsorship and team registration contact the steel workers at 419-691-1819.
The East Toledo-Oregon Kiwanis will host its 14th annual Scholarship Golf Outing Friday, July 26 at Eagle’s Landing in Oregon.
For sponsorship and team information, call John Eisenhart at 419-346-0231.
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